|Title of host publication||The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity and Nationalism|
|Editors||John Stone, Dennis M. Rutledge, Anthony D. Smith, Polly S. Rizova, Xiaoshuo Hou|
|Publisher||John Wiley & Sons|
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
Race and nationalism have always been contested in the Dominican Republic. There exists long-standing racist sentiment in the Dominican Republic going back to the early-to-mid-1800s, when Haiti controlled the island (from 1822 to 1844). In acknowledging the political struggles over civic nationalism, ethnic nationalism in the Dominican Republic also remains contested in regard to language and race, or distinctly who is Dominican and who is Haitian. Dominicans have long been attempting to defend their sense of civic nationalism, and Haitians, regarded as the other, are often unwelcome outsiders who are discriminated against. This entry addresses the history of contestation between Dominicans and Haitians while assessing Dominicanización, ethnicity, race, nationalism, and antihaitianismo.
- identity politics
- race and ethnicity